Nas & Damian Marley ft. Dennis Brown – Land Of Promise (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on April 10th, 2011 by Hyphen

I said this would be an incredible album before it dropped…then watched as many people overlooked it on their year end wrap up lists…and now we continue to see dope visuals drop for the Distant Relatives project.  I’m convinced that when people look back on it years later, they’ll finally give it the respect it deserves.

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Collie Buddz – Holiday (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on January 22nd, 2011 by Hyphen

Collie Buddz’ new single, “Holiday,” hits home for any of us who work WAY too hard at the office.  My fellow overachievers unite!  But always remember to take a little time out for yourselves…

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Spragga Benz ft. Marcia Griffiths – No Way No How (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on December 4th, 2010 by Hyphen

In a cooooooooold Seattle winter, this makes me want to get to the islands so bad.  Shout to the girl getting her Shawn Wayans “DJ SW-1” on.  I see you ma.

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Drake – Find Your Love (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on May 10th, 2010 by Hyphen

When I heard Drake shot the “Find Your Love” video in Jamaica, my first thought was that it was going to be a colorful, island inspired clip, perhaps similar to Aaliyah’s “Rock The Boat.”  Then I heard Mavado was going to be in it too and I realized that an 808’s and HeartDrake song probably would be a bit darker.  Well…looks like my initial thought was pretty much as far off base as possible hahaha

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Courtney John – Lucky Man (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on August 27th, 2009 by Hyphen

I love when my day job puts me on to dope songs/videos and this one came to my attention today.  Peep Courtney John’s “Lucky Man” for that classic Roots meets Motown feel…perfect record to close out the summer in the next month or so.  Rock to it.

Shout to the homey Noah for the heads up.

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Usain Bolt isn’t human

Posted in Sports, Videos on August 17th, 2009 by Hyphen

If you missed the World Championships in Berlin over the weekend, here’s the final of the Men’s 100m Sprint, where Usain Bolt took 9.58 seconds to prove yet again that he’s the fastest man that has ever lived.  Are you serious?  He makes it look so easy too…it’s really unbelievable.  Great commentary from the BBC host as well:

There are adjectives that are inadequate to describe this man.  He is brilliant beyond compare.  We have seen nothing like this ever, ever.  He writes his own history with every stride that he takes.

How strange/perfect is it that the fastest man alive has the last name ‘Bolt’?  Destiny.

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Sound Session #191 (1-25-09)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on January 27th, 2009 by Hyphen


Yes y’all, back once again with the latest edition of SNSS.  The recession might be wreaking havoc throughout the economic sector and causing layoffs like crazy (even at our parent company), but we just keep it moving steadily towards show #200 and our 4 year anniversary.  Imagine that.  We’ve been on the air longer than some of y’all went to college.  Zing.

On this week’s show, J returned from his trip to JamRock and regaled us with tales that will make everyone in the NW remember why our winters suck.  Musically, we dipped across genres and played joints from Q-Tip, Jazzanova, Passion Pit, Jay-Z, Shad, Adele, Common, and more.  Plus we had one of our strongest lineups for local music with tracks from the Blue Scholars, Dyme Def, and Framework.  Just to top it off, we debuted Convinced’s “Mass Appeal 2009 (Remix)” a few hours before it hit the blogosphere.  Good times & good music.  It’s what we do.

Show #191 (1-25-09)

  1. Q-Tip – “Won’t Trade”
  2. The Knux – “Fire”
  3. MF Doom – “Genuine Ballskin”
  4. Jadakiss – “Can’t Stop Me”
  5. Dyme Def – “Cheers” (Local Artist)
  6. Termanology – “Circulate Freestyle (100 Bars)”
  7. Shad – “Nowadays”
  8. Jay-Z ft. Santogold – “Brooklyn Go Hard (DJ Green Lantern Remix)”
  9. Evidence ft. Alchemist & Fashawn – “Far Left”
  10. Jay Electronica ft. Che Grand – “Hagler”
  11. Framework – “The Route We Chose” (Local Artist)
  12. Common ft. Chester French – “What A World”
  13. Passion Pit – “Sleepyhead”
  14. Anjulie – “Boom”
  15. Adele ft. Naledge (of Kidz In The Hall) – “First Love (Remot Remix)”
  16. Blu – “Vanity (DeathOfAStar) pt.One”
  17. Blue Scholars – “Coffee & Snow” (Local Artist)
  18. Inverse – “Rise & Shine”
  19. Convinced ft. Shawn Jackson, Tunji (of Inverse), & El Prez – “Mass Appeal 2009 (Remix)” (WORLD PREMIERE)
  20. Focus ft. Royce The 5’9”, Phonte (of Little Brother), & Stat Quo – “Homage To Premier”
  21. El Prez – “Hammerman”
  22. Colin Munroe ft. Joell Ortiz – “Piano Lessons”
  23. Blaq Poet – “Ain’t Nuttin’ Changed”
  24. Jazzanova ft. Phonte (of Little Brother) – “Look What You’re Doin’ To Me”
  25. Kanye West – “Street Lights”

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Kardinal Offishal – Nina (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on December 6th, 2008 by Hyphen

Kardi hinted at this video at the end of the clip for “Numba 1,” and now the visuals for “Nina” are here.  When you have a song as good as this one, you don’t really need anything fancy for the video to turn out dope.  Plus, I’m not mad at that girl in the car at all.

Swiped from OnSmash.

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Kardinal Offishall ft. Keri Hilson – Numba 1 (Tide Is High) (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on October 25th, 2008 by Hyphen

(chyea @ the Usain Bolt pose at 1:45)

This is the third incarnation of this song, as the initial leaked version featured the Pussycat Dolls, the album track featured Rihanna, and now the video features Keri Hilson.  To be honest, I can’t really pick one of those over the other, since they all do a decent job.  The best part of this song is clearly Kardi and his energy, and the video does a great job capturing what one of his live shows is like.  Dropping videos like this in October just isn’t fair though.  The weather is starting to get awful and [Biggie] I swear to God sometimes it feels like death Jamaica is callin’ me [/Big].

Huge shout to Kardi and the Black Jays fam, especially for tossing my favorite track off of Not 4 Sale, “Nina,” at the end of the clip.  Video courtesy of OnSmash.

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Usain Bolt: Olympics over, swag still phenomenal

Posted in Sports, Videos on September 23rd, 2008 by Hyphen

I’m breaking this out at the next opportunity, no question.


Swiped from HHU.

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